Trio make Chopra contact
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Toon teenager is very highly regarded in the North East and has already appeared in the first team, unfortunately missing a penalty during the shoot-out defeat to Everton in the Worthington Cup.
Three Nationwide League clubs are keen on the 18-year-old forward - Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield Town and Queens Park Rangers - although the latter have eased their striking problems by signing Brett Angell on Wednesday.
Bobby Robson may be prepared to allow his rookie striker to develop his game in the lower divisions, although a busy schedule awaits the Tynesiders, following their qualification for the second phase of the Champions League.
This may rule out any prospect of the more senior Carl Cort being farmed out on a temporary basis, after he was reportedly watched by Coventry City in the reserves this week.
The former Wimbledon man is likely to be retained by Robson, and handed the chance to press home his claims for a place in the side.